Los Angeles, CA (March 30, 2004)–The hit series On Air With Ryan Seacrest and American Idol are now totally wireless thanks to Sennheiser and Klaus Landsberg’s KFL Audio Inc. For On Air, Landsberg built the control room to suit the specific needs of that show.
“I’m proud to say that the entire [On Air] show uses only Sennheiser mics,” said Landsberg. “I go way back with Sennheiser to the days of early live music shows. I’ve always been impressed with their great sound, quality construction and reliable operation. But what really got me hooked on Sennheiser gear is their RF microphone systems. Both David Bellamy of Soundtronics and myself swear by Sennheiser. With all the live shows we do, they never let you down. I’ve never had a problem with them ever, unless a performer dropped one or physically abused one in some way.”
On On Air, only the live band and several of the ancillary stationery artists are wired. Everyone else is on Sennheiser wireless systems. Soundtronics did a complete custom rack installation for all the receivers as well as a complete local RF spectrum analysis and intermod survey to insure reliable, interference-free and clean operation.
Landsberg continued, “For Ryan, the contestants and the judges, I use 20 omni-directional Sennheiser MKE Platinum lavalier mics teamed with the popular and tiny SK 5012 body-pack transmitters. The rest of the mics are handheld Sennheiser SKM 5000-N transmitters fitted with Neumann KK 105-S capsules.”
Right from its inception, American Idol relied on the Sennheiser handheld/Neumann capsule wireless combo mic on all singers and judges. Landsberg enthused, “In my work, I need the reliability and performance only Sennheiser can provide.”
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